Zen In Grey

Posted by Sajith M on Apr 16th, 2007
Apr 16

Designed this wordpress theme for my blog, but feel free to use it if you like it :)
3 column, variable width theme with widget support.

Screenshot for the wordpress theme - Zen In Grey

This is my first attempt at creating a wordpress theme, and is based on the theme ZenLike. Let me know what you think.
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Update 2007-10-23: Added gravatar support and updated the stylesheet to fix the problems with paragraph breaks.
Update 2012-02-16: Updated the blog to 3.3.1 and the theme seems to be working quite fine.

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86 Responses

  1. Beverly Beverly Says:

    Hi; I love your theme. But, I would like to know how to remove the bullet points in the sidebars?

  2. Daniel Daniel Says:

    Hi. Great template! I have one question.
    How can I add some text to the right of the header image? (not text in the header image itself but to the right of it.). I’m trying to put adsense adds there.

    thanks for any help.

  3. t9999clint t9999clint Says:

    thx allot I’ve always liked this theme and the latest updates solves the few things I didn’t like about it.

    I’ve heavily modded the theme and am using it with two sites.


  4. Kristen Kristen Says:

    Hey Sajith,

    I love this theme and am using it to build a website. I was wondering if you had any advice on a small problem I’m having. I am trying to do some pretty simple alignment with three images that I would like to have arranged side by side (but with some space between each) on this webpage: http://girlwpen.com/?page_id=4.

    I’ve classed the images as “right” “centered” and “left” and have been trying to play around with the margins, but the right image always gets pushed off to the side for some reason, no matter what I do. I was wondering if you had any advice on what I might be overlooking in trying to align the themes, or if there is a plugin that you know of that would help me play around with images better ?

    Many thanks for all your help and a beautiful theme!

  5. Sajith M Sajith M Says:

    Hi Kristen,

    Don’t know of any plug-in that would allow you to play with images. Here is the code that would allow you to place the images reasonably well (it’s not perfect)

    Replace this block of code:
    <p><img src='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3025/2665930694_3d5302e022.jpg?v=0' alt='Left' class='left' /><img src='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3025/2665930694_3d5302e022.jpg?v=0' alt='Center' class='centered' /><img src='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3025/2665930694_3d5302e022.jpg?v=0' alt='Right' class='right' /></p>
    with this one:
    <div style="width:100%; clear: both; float: right;">

    <img src='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3025/2665930694_3d5302e022.jpg?v=0' alt='Left' style="float: left;" />

    <img src='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3025/2665930694_3d5302e022.jpg?v=0' alt='Center' style="float: left; position: absolute; left:45%" />

    <img src='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3025/2665930694_3d5302e022.jpg?v=0' alt='Right' style="float: right;" />


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    dear mister sajith
    I thank you for your theme. And I also do some modification with this theme, of course I don’t delete your credit.

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  9. Richard Skenderian Richard Skenderian Says:

    Thanks for the excellent theme.
    Yes, I use it :)
    though I modified it somewhat – and it’s best viewed at a higher resolution.
    I’ll put a link, but you can delete it if you want:
    I changed the icons to my own photos: the site doesn’t work at 800×600 now.
    – Richard

  10. Lia Suzuki Lia Suzuki Says:

    Hey, thanks for the great theme, Seth! It looks great for my Japanese Lessons site.

    The other day though, I changed the name of my site from “Japanese Language Learning Center” to “Japanese Lessons.” (I did it in the “settings” page, of course.) All the pages automatically had their titles changed (yay!), except the first page. (darn…) I even tried inputting it manually in header.php. It still came up with the old name. Any ideas?

  11. Lia Suzuki Lia Suzuki Says:

    sorry… totally got your name wrong, Sajith…

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  13. Lia Suzuki Lia Suzuki Says:

    Anyone know how I can get the title tag on my first page to change. All the other pages now have my new site title tag except the first one…

  14. Bronislava Bronislava Says:

    Actually, quite frankly, the commentary is more interesting messages themselves. (Not to insult the author, of course:))

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  16. partoba partoba Says:

    Nice simple WP theme. I like the simplicity but elegant color. Thanks.

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  18. Morten Morten Says:


    I am using Theme on several blogs and i am quite happy with it, one think i although would like to have changed is leave a comment, can anybody recommend a plugin which could make it look nicer?

    I also would like to have option (which is missing here right now) that i can click that i want E-mail when there is new comment to this thread?

    I would be glad to get any suggestion



  19. Terry Carter Terry Carter Says:

    Can anyone tell me how to change the meta on this theme? I am using the all-in-one SEO pack but my Meta data is not changing….

  20. suburose suburose Says:

    i was trying to tweak the spacing between the bullets, the bullet shape (from circle to +), and the padding/margin at the bottom.

    can you point me to where on the stylesheet i would make those changes? i can’t seem to figure it out…

    thanks! love the theme. :)

  21. Karl Karl Says:

    I wonder if anyone else is having trouble with the latest WordPress update (2.8). Since I updated, I’m finding that my paragraph breaks in some of my posts are being stripped. Has anyone noticed that? And is it a function of the new update or of the theme?

  22. Croatia-expert Croatia-expert Says:

    You mean the Title?

    if so you change it under general settings

    All in one seo will take care of rest, on tip is to remove global title from the post title, i did that and got much better position in google on important keywords

  23. Boligkroatien Boligkroatien Says:

    Is there any easy way to change colors lay out of the blog?

    Also i would be great a pull down menu for subpages, is that something which can be easily fixed?


  24. ServicesCroatia ServicesCroatia Says:

    Hi Boligkroatien

    I can help you with changing the colors of the template, just mail me at info(at)servicescroatia.com

    Suppage is beyong my knowledge level (-:

  25. Boligkroatien Boligkroatien Says:

    I am looking to chang a few thinks on my blog

    1. The colors
    2. i would like to have suppages as a pulldown menu

    Any help appriciated

  26. companiescroatia companiescroatia Says:

    Can anybody recommend me a good social network plugin which works well with this blog?

  27. Croatianews Croatianews Says:

    I managed to fix problem the CSS problem regarding the spaces between links, feel free to mail me if you would like the code

  28. Pula Pula Says:

    I just helped a friend of mine tweeking your theme a bit, he had problem with the space like several other, i think it would be good idea if you could fix that problem in general.

    Brgds, Ivan

    And of course also Happy New Year

  29. Sajith M Sajith M Says:

    Thanks @Pula. Would you be kind enough to post your update – I would love to link to it.

  30. Ashley Ob Ashley Ob Says:

    Attempt has gone right.Each time it will be better and better.Best wishes.

  31. Matt Matt Says:

    Hi Sajith,

    Thanks for making your theme available. Without much knowledge I began using your theme for our website haveartwilltravel.org. As I was customizing it I took it from 3 columns to 1.
    Now we would like to use it for a blog as well and I would like to bring it back to 3 columns.
    Do you have any advice on how I can do this?
    Thanks for any help you can give.


  32. thoo2 thoo2 Says:

    Hi Sajith,
    I’ve been using the theme since 2007 and some modifications had been done as well. Thank you so much for the wonderful theme, however I find the big space in between widgets is a bit of problem.

    I hope you may help.

    By the way, http://thoo2.net is a Chinese travel blog.

  33. Istria Istria Says:

    Wow, great theme…i’ll use that them for my next blog:)

  34. tom tom Says:

    Can you tell me if this theme is compatible with WP 3.2 ?
    Thank you,
    – Tom

  35. Najam Vozila Najam Vozila Says:

    i can say only, this theme is really fantastic….

  36. Bhavesh Bhavesh Says:

    Hi Sajith,

    Great work. Thats a nice theme.
    I Liked it a lot.

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